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DTLA Summer Photo Contest Terms & Conditions

  1. Eligibility: DTLA Summer Photo Contest (the "Contest”) is open to those who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Contest is only open to legal residents of United States and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of the Downtown Center Business Improvement District Management Corporation (“DCBID”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of DCBID as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.
  3. Contest Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on June 1, 2022 at 12:01 AM PST and ending August 31, 2021 11:59 PM PST. All online entries must be received by August 31, 2022 11:59 PM PST.
  4. How to Enter: The Contest must be entered by tagging photos with both #dtlasummer and #dtla on Facebook or Instagram. One photo equals one entry. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.
  5. Prizes: A total of 30 winners (the “Winner” or "Winners") will be selected in the Contest. 10 Winners will be chosen by community judges in each June, July, and August and will receive one hundred dollar(s) ($100) gift card(s) to downtown Los Angeles businesses as determined by the DCBID. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted.
  6. Winner Selection and Notification: Winners will be selected each month by the DTLA is Open Photo Contest judges. Winner will be notified via email within seven (7) days following selection of Winners. DCBID shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 7 days from the time award notification was sent, the prize may be forfeited, and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  7. Your Rights: You will retain all rights to any photograph You submit and shall not submit photographs  to which you have no rights. By submitting photos in the Contest, You grant DCBID a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to: use the photograph on the Internet in support of our mission; use the photograph in DCBID’s non-commercial communications, promotions and public art displays; use the photograph in DCBID-related news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, and the like; use, in connection with the Contest, Your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications; and keep the files provided, and to archive the images on CD or in other electronic forms, so that Your photos can be used to support our mission and credited at the discretion of the DCBID.
  8. Additional Terms & Conditions: DCBID reserves the right to modify award packages as needed. DCBID reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond DCBID’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, DCBID may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by DCBID. DCBID reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. DCBID has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, DCBID reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. 
  9. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless DCBID and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  10. Disputes: This Contest IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  11. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the winners’ names or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: DCBID 600 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 870, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Requests must be received no later than August 31, 2022.
  12. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Contest is DCBID 600 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 870, Los Angeles, CA 90017.